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Amtrak's new Acela gets speed testing ahead of 2021 rollout: "It's going to be a game changer" 3 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 Oct 2020 1 790
FL: Brightline shut down commuter service for months. When will the trains run again? 0 marmar Oct 2020 Oct 2020 1 492
GA: MARTA lays out plans for Clayton County transit future 0 marmar Sep 2020 Sep 2020 0 520
Plans for high-speed rail move forward in two southern states 2 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2020 Sep 2020 2 734
A caustic environment at Metro's ROCC pushes out trainees and experienced employees alike 0 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2020 Sep 2020 1 563
Amtrak asks for $4.9 billion to stay afloat 0 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2020 Sep 2020 1 568
Amtrak slated to cut 2,000 jobs 0 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2020 Sep 2020 0 595
Maryland Transit Authority recommends major cuts to commuter rail and bus service due to pandemic 1 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2020 Sep 2020 1 468
Denton, Texas, agency projects 41% decrease in rail ridership 0 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2020 Aug 2020 0 525
IL: Metra falling further behind budget amid COVID-19 ridership decline, with cost cuts coming...... 2 marmar Aug 2020 Aug 2020 2 701
Virginia: Long Bridge Project May Be Delayed 0 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2020 Aug 2020 0 576
Brightline drops Virgin as partner 0 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2020 Aug 2020 2 500
Drive the plastic highway? How a California company's innovative repaving process could lead to the 2 634-5789 Aug 2020 Aug 2020 6 863
Atlanta: MARTA will require passengers to wear masks 0 marmar Jul 2020 Jul 2020 4 998
As the city explodes, Toronto transit feels the financial strain 1 marmar Jul 2020 Jul 2020 2 736
New York MTA announces NYCT ridership surpasses two million as New York City begins Phase 2 reopenin 0 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 2 652
After repeated safety incidents, DC Metro replaces its rail operations control director 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 Jun 2020 1 579
Will transit systems convince you it's safe to ride? The answer is in this European city 1 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 4 886
Metra says coronavirus will cost it $605 million in lost revenues through 2021 0 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 0 599
Why Car-Free Streets May Be Here to Stay 2 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 4 791
Inside A Wall Street Tycoon's Plan To Get Americans Off The Highway -- And On His Trains 2 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 Jun 2020 2 890
Amtrak is ending daily service to hundreds of stations. Blame the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak says. 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 Jun 2020 8 714
New York MTA moves forward with ultraviolet pilot for disinfecting full trains 1 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 2 766
King County Metro will cut bus service 15% due to coronavirus-sparked recession this fall 0 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 0 609
VRE extends Keolis contract for five years 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 Jun 2020 0 574
San Francisco: Central Subway projected to open for service by end of 2021 0 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 4 621
Canada includes transit in provincial restart funds 0 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 2 621
In crisis, Amtrak focuses on testing and training for new trains to debut in 2021 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 Jun 2020 6 872
San Antonio mayor shelves plan for November transit ballot initiative 0 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 2 679
House Democrats unveil $500 billion transportation package with focus on buses, rail and the environ 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 Jun 2020 2 558
Entire NYCT R179 fleet pulled from service again 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 Jun 2020 1 860
Metra Cancels ALL Service for Tuesday 6/2/2020 1 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2020 Jun 2020 2 777
N.J. commuting will change forever as state slowly reopens. Here's what to expect. 0 marmar Jun 2020 Jun 2020 5 760
MA: The 'new normal' on MBTA buses, trains redefines what is considered 'crowded" 0 marmar May 2020 May 2020 2 709
New Orleans RTA to bring all transit operations in-house 0 marmar May 2020 May 2020 3 625
San Francisco's data-driven transportation recovery 0 marmar May 2020 May 2020 1 627
Amtrak is seeking another $1.5 billion from the federal government to stay on track 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 May 2020 3 630
L.A. Metro's tunneling machines reach future Wilshire/Fairfax Stn as part of Purple Ln Extension 0 marmar May 2020 May 2020 8 706
Amtrak preparing to cut up to 20 percent of staff 1 left-of-center2012 May 2020 May 2020 5 759
Denver RTD survey reveals public cautious about using public transit 1 marmar May 2020 May 2020 0 546
A new report strengthens the case for MARC "run-through" service to Virginia 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 May 2020 1 549
Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts; May 18, 2020 2 mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 May 2020 1 711
Engineer in fatal Amtrak derailment is once again facing criminal charges 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 May 2020 1 900
New York City breaks record: 58 straight days with no pedestrian deaths 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 May 2020 8 619
Amtrak to require passengers wear masks starting Monday 3 left-of-center2012 May 2020 May 2020 3 866
On this day, May 6, 1994, the Channel Tunnel opened. 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 May 2020 1 822
Happy 49th birthday, Amtrak. 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 2020 May 2020 3 847
Biggest Hurdle to Bringing People Back to the Office Might Be the Commute 5 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 Apr 2020 2 1222
Amtrak replaces Milwaukee-Chicago trains with buses 0 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 Apr 2020 1 772
Funding Opportunity: Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements 0 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 Apr 2020 1 632
To Fight a Fast-Moving Pandemic, Get a Faster Hospital 5 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 Apr 2020 8 1794
In need of $1 billion, Amtrak cuts management pay as it faces 'unprecedented' ridership loss 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 1 1015
Amtrak's high-speed Acela service has been suspended 2 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 1 663
Amtrak suspends Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian train lines due to COVID-19; now through April 5 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 4 573
San Francisco's Muni Metro, light rail service to shut down amid pandemic 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 0 696
DC: Metro to close additional 17 stations and selected entrances amid low-ridership 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 2 593
Megabus has cancelled all trips for the next 30 days. 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 0 774
In a week, the coronavirus razed U.S. transit and rail systems 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 3 776
Amtrak slashes service, suspends some cafe cars 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 2 797
2017: Leon Westmoreland named to Amtrak board. 2020: New development 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 2 811
Amtrak is making 'saver' tickets nonrefundable, embracing airlines-like fare policy 0 mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2020 Feb 2020 2 696
Are Americans Ready to Love Trains Again? 16 marmar Feb 2020 Feb 2020 11 1526
Texas Central unveils first look at interior layout of Texas High-Speed Train 0 marmar Feb 2020 Feb 2020 1 838
Combatting distracted communities to boost rail safety 0 marmar Feb 2020 Feb 2020 1 696
Trump budget proposal slashes Amtrak funding while boosting highway spending 9 Eugene Feb 2020 Feb 2020 2 1065
Metromover beats monorail for riders to Miami Beach, but costs more. Worth it? 0 marmar Feb 2020 Feb 2020 0 900
Mississippi cities to Mobile: Commit to Amtrak's Gulf Coast return 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 Jan 2020 2 730
NYC subway chief Andy Byford resigns after 2 years 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 Jan 2020 2 776
Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride 5 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 Jan 2020 5 1558
This Is Why Your Holiday Travel Is Awful 4 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Jan 2020 3 1777
Virginia to build Long Bridge and acquire CSX right of way to expand passenger train service 3 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2019 Dec 2019 6 1301
DC Metro And Its Largest Union Reach 4-Year Agreement That Could Phase Out Privatization 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2019 Dec 2019 0 849
Is MARC's newest plan to improve service a step backwards? 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2019 Dec 2019 0 828
Take a ride on the subway with this very cool interactive map of New York City's system. 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2019 Dec 2019 8 871
Virginia plans to expand the Long Bridge connection with another crossing 1 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 1 821
New Arizona Development Bans Residents From Bringing Cars 5 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 4 1844
DC: New toll roads intended to expand car pools, maybe rail 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 0 627
It's all about highways for the Trump Administration's DOT 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 0 873
On October 29, 1983, a GG1 locomotive ran for the last time. 4 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 Nov 2019 1 1975
Amtrak, Seeking to Break Even, Sees Some Light at the End of the Tunnel 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 3 814
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